Abdalhadi Alijla

Postdoctoral Fellow

Orient Institute-Beirut

Abdalhadi Alijla is a Palestinian-Swedish  social and political scientist. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Orient Institute in Beirut (OIB) in 2020.  He is the Co-Leader of Global Migration and Human Rights at Global Young Academy. He is a co-founder of Palestine Young Academy in 2020. He is an Associate Researcher, and the Regional Manager of Varieties of Democracy Institute (Gothenburg University) for Gulf countries. Since April 2018, he is an associate fellow at the Post-Conflict Research Center in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Abdalhadi has a PhD in political studies from the State university of Milan.

Abdalhadi is the recipient of the Global South Award of IPSA in 2021. 

His publications include: 



  • Alijla A. “Trust in Divided Societies:  State, Institutions and Governance in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine” by Bloomsbury Academic November 2020. 
  • (Book Project- Rebel Governance in the Middle East) 2022.

Peer-reviewed Publications and Book Chapters 

  • Alijla, A. (2021). “We are in Battle with the Virus”: Hamas, Hezbollah, and Covid-19. Middle East Law and Governance (Forthcoming).
  • Alijla, A. (2020). Palestine and the Habeas Viscus: An Auto-ethnography of Travel, Visa Violence, and Borders. Borders in Globalization Review. V1(2) 8-22.
  • Alijla, A.(2020). The Palestinian Lliad of Corruption: The Conundrum of Corruption and Trust in Palestine. al-Mustaqbal al-Arabi Journal, Center for Arab Unity Studies Journal(s).[ARABIC] 
  • Alijla, A.(2019) Gazzawi as a Bare Life?!: An Auto-ethnography of Borders, Siege, and Statelessness.  Contemporary Levant Journal.
  • Alijla, A. and Al Masri, A (2019) "New Bottles, Old Wine: The Contemporary Palestinian Political Division," Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies: Vol. 6 : Iss. 1 , Article 2.
  • Alijla, A. (2019). Political Division and Social Destruction: Generalized Trust in Palestine. Contemporary Arab Affairs Journal, University of California Press 
  • Alijla, A.(2019). From Practices to Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities of Public Administration in the Arab World, International Journal for Research in Education.  V43(3) pp74-98.